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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 27, 2012 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Dead's Influence Can Show Up In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right

OK, hear me out on this one. Was driving home yesterday spinning the Shrine show from January 1978 (http://archive.org/details/gd1978-01-11.mtx.sirmick.92086.sbeok.flac16), an outstanding show with some amazing moments, specifically the Terrapin>PITB>D/S>Stephen>NFA>PITB and was struck by something. During the semi-orchestrated jam in Terrapin, my mind was suddenly filled with visions of lute-playing dwarves dancing a jig around a rather sad-looking, diminutive foam reproduction of what appeared to be some neolithic rock construct. Then it hit me: Spinal Tap must have been at least subconsciously inspired by the boys when they penned the classic, Stonehenge.

I'll let you be the judge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zdyo4vJuCU (about the 3:20 mark on)

If nothing else, watching this clip is one hell of a way to start of Friday on the right foot. And then, if you're so inclined, the aforementioned Shrine show is also a sure way to make sure your employer will have to get you some new furniture for your workspace next week. Phil puts on an absolute clinic.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 27, 2012 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead's Influence Can Show Up In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right

You sure you're not too old to still be smoking that stuff?

:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 27, 2012 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead's Influence Can Show Up In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right

I'd be more insulted by your comment, but I can't remember what it was.


Where'd I put that Twinkie?

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 27, 2012 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead's Influence Can Show Up In The Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right

And the way the band lineup had stayed more or less intact over all the years with the exception of the drummer, which they had 37 of, was definitely a shout-out to the Dead and their keyboard players imo.
And to think the film was shot in '82. Consider the keyboard player stuff that had yet to happen!